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чувак  [choo-VAK] (masculine noun) – dude, man, guy

А кто этот чувак? Ты его раньше здесь видел? = Who is that guy? Have you seen him here before?

У тебя что, чувак, совсем крыша поехала? =  Dude, are you nuts?

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здороваться - to say hello (14th June 2011)

здороваться / поздороваться  [zda-RO-vat'-sya/pa-zda-RO-vat'-sya] (imperfective/perfective verb) – to say hello

Этот мальчик никогда не здоровается. = This boy never says hello.

Аня вошла в комнату и поздоровалась. = Anya entered the room and said hello.

Поздоровайся с тётей! = Say hello to the lady!


Of course, "здороваться" is related to "здравствуйте" = hello. But did you know that both words come from  the word "здоровье"(health)? When we say "здравствуйте", we actually wish a person to be in good health.


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